The Bali Provincial Government, via the Covid-19 Task Force, updated developments related to the management of Covid-19 in the province of Bali as follows:
I. Case Update
1. The total number of confirmed cases is 407. (11 Indonesian citizens added, consisting of 1 returning migrant worker (PMI) and 10 local transmissions)
2. The number of patients who have recovered is 295 people. (no additions)
3. The number of patients who have died remains at 4 people.
4. The number of confirmed cases in care (active cases) number 108 people in 7 hospitals and quarantined at regional health centers.
II. Policy Update
1. The number of confirmed cases in Bali is still largely dominated by imported cases, with total numbers of local transmissions of 177 people. This means that there are still people who do not heed or make efforts to prevent Covid-19, including wearing masks, washing hands, practicing physical distancing and others. The community must be aware and disciplined in making efforts to prevent this virus in order to suppress cases of local transmission.
2. Exclusions for travel restrictions include those who work in the fields of logistics, health, diplomatic service, tasks related to state institutions and logistics transportation related to the management of Covid-19. The goal is to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In this regard, the Provincial Government of Bali through the Bali Covid-19 Task Force requires that everyone who enters the Province of Bali via the airport undergo a SWAB test and urges the Balinese people to comply with these regulations with full discipline as an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Related to this policy, the Covid-19 Task Force is collaborating with district/ city governments, the Armed Forces, National Police and the central government in the regions together to enforce the Ministry of Transportation Regulations by making efforts to strengthen the security at the entry points to the island of Bali at Ngurah Rai Airport, Gilimanuk Port, Benoa Harbor and Padang Bai Port. If the public attempts to cross these lanes, officers will be guarding these entry points.
3. Understanding and compliance with these regulations by the public is required and it is advised to remain in one place. Balinese residents who plan on returning to their home villages/ regions should consider all consequences of these actions. These restrictions are not only carried out by the Bali Provincial Government, but also other local governments. For this reason, it is recommended for people to remain where they are and avoid travel to their home regions. Similarly, Balinese outside the region, especially in areas that have large scale social restrictions (PSBB) in place or are in red zone areas, are requested to remain in place and not to return to Bali. Returning to Bali (if away) can have a negative impact on you, your family and the Balinese people, because we do not know if we are infected or have not been tested. For this reason, the Balinese people are asked to remain where they are, unless there are very important or urgent matters at hand.
1. Considering that local transmission of Covid-19 has increased in recent days, all citizens, traditional leaders, religious leaders, youth leaders, political figures and all elements of society are urged to come together to strengthen our discipline in the application of Covid-19 related protocols. Covid-19 prevention includes always using a mask, diligently washing hands with soap in running water, maintaining physical distancing, avoiding crowds, carrying out a cough/ sneezing ethic, spraying disinfectants in the right places and maintaining our health and fitness. The more we are disciplined in implementing these prevention steps, we can stop local transmission and spread of Covid-19.
2. To break the chain of transmission of Covid-19, we ask all elements of the community to help and work together with Health Department surveillance officers in carrying out contact tracing to find anyone who has had close contact with people who are confirmed cases of Covid-19, so that we can screen people who are at risk of being infected with Covid-19 earlier, and to prevent further spread to others.